Nerazzurri owner expects Mourinho return after Chelsea stint.
Inter president Massimo Moratti has revealed that former coach Jose Mourinho has told him that he will return to the club in three years time.
The Portuguese tactician brought unprecedented success to Inter during his first spell in charge, leading them to an historic treble in 2010 with Champions League glory in the final against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu in Madrid.
Having previously suggested that he would return to the blue half of Milan, Moratti has revealed that it is most likely to happen after Mourinho’s second stint in charge of Chelsea.
“I called Mourinho to wish him the best for his return to Chelsea,” he told La Stampa as quoted by Football Italia.
“What did Jose say? He said we’ll meet again at Inter in three years.”
However, there is confusion following Moratti’s statement given that Mourinho has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea, and with Walter Mazzarri recently being appointed the new coach of the Serie A giants, it is unclear as to how realistic Mourinho’s plan is.
Mourinho has never been shy in expressing his fondness for Inter and a desire to one day return, despite having a rocky relationship with the Italian media and various other clubs in Serie A.
Nevertheless, it is believed that he will eventually return to Italy, but whether Moratti is still the majority owner of the club by then remains to be seen.
The wealthy businessman is said to be in negotiations with Erick Thohir over the sale of the club, with reports earlier this week suggesting that he was ready to part with 75% of the shares for a €300m investment.
However, Moratti has moved to quash those rumours, but did reveal that he is actively seeking investors in order to help improve the club both on-and-off the pitch.